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involved in violence one yearly a week ahead of a second verdict for those involved in last year's football riots. life after a job that saw the body of venezuela's longtime leader is said to be involved and put on public display many wondering about washington's plans for the oil rich nation and its political uncertainty. and cool find the russian scientists have discovered a new unidentified bacteria in and talk to because that subglacial late bastar which could allow them to shed light on live from different planets. it's four pm here in the russian capital you live with us on our duty with me to bomb once a fierce clashes into their sixth day in the egyptian city. a group
of men charged for multiple deaths in a massacre at a football mock match last yeah protesters have hurled stones and petrol bombs are police demanding the release of the detainees the army has been called in but has so far been unable to put an end to the violence in which seven people have been killed our correspondent lines up the latest for us. the clashes continued through the night here in front of the security headquarters in the rest of city of port we had reports that a thirty three year old protester died from his injuries after receiving a gunshot wound to his head yesterday as the violence escalated between anti-government protesters and security forces this comes ahead of a very contentious verdict in the poor saeed football stadium massacre which happened in february last year the remaining defendants are facing trial many people predict that the verdict will not be a good one for the people who put saeed sparking further clashes in the first round
twenty one people were sentenced to death which sparked weeks songs clashes in this particular instance of street battles started when the remaining defendants were moved from their location in the prison families were very upset by this and hence the clashes began at the moment the scene is calm however speaking to activists late last night they said they expect to have the funeral of the young man who died yesterday after prayers today which will of course possibly see further battles between security forces and government protesters as the day goes on last night's protesters threw molotov the police who responded with large amounts of tear gas and birdshot pellets we have no confirmation on live ammunition however that has reportedly been used in the last few days with this verdict on the horizon we expect the clashes just to escalate and the situation deteriorates here in full sight. so with us well all the latest from the trouble city and you can also follow
all correspondent belt on twitter. so we've gyptian american journalist from democracy now says that the judges in the football disaster case are proving paul referees and are playing political games. many people expect that whatever the verdict comes down that some party will be angry either people imports aid or people in cairo or both if the security officials are seen as getting off with a very light sentence or if they're already getting innocent i think both sides will be very angry and see this lingering sense of injustice that is hanging over egypt for the past two years when really a good night on the streets of port side i'm cairo but really right thing what goes to the heart of it is not to go there hasn't been much more any plans for a forum for the state bureaucracy on how citizens of the state are dealt with the drugs and the women just switched who is at the top from the bottom to mohamed
morsi how many people are now protesting against the brotherhood of man how much morsi saying that instead of trying to really reforms to decisions or trying to assert control leverage power centers. the body of venezuela as a late president hugo chavez will be embalmed and put on public display on his funeral processions on friday his body is lying in state at a military academy in caracas with huge crowds lining up to pay their respects to produce of all artes wrapping video agency is the. i'm standing near the military academy where the late president hugo chavez's body is on display in a half open casket and literally hundreds of thousands of people continue our off the hour to stream in to pay their last respects now the media here is obviously very somber but as you can hear also people here celebrate the man who they say not
only gave them a voice but also gave them the opportunity to participate in a society which prior to chavez coming to power in one thousand nine hundred nine was one of the most unequal in the world in terms of the divide between rich and poor and the people hey it's a day are very much from the poorest parts of venezuela the poorest parts of the cities known as the barrios and also from the countryside and today they say they're very much united in their collective determination to continue those socialist project known as bolivarian ism which chavez initiated which they say not only transformed our lives but also changed many parts of the world and the people here say that chavez is very much an immortal kind of figure who will continue to shape venezuela for generations lizzie feelin artsy. more than thirty heads of state from all over the world are expected to attention versus state funeral procession among those who have already paid tribute to is of led me
to putin who said chavez us become a legendary figure across latin america the hard work to. chavez was a brave and very sorry man who is able to showcase strong character to go through with his plans he genuinely wants to rid the country's poor citizens of their points and improve their lives became the symbol of independence throughout latin america while he was still alive he's joined the legendary ranks of simon bolivar fidel castro and shake of our. so each of us will become the forty in the world leader to be embalmed to win his body is left for all the world to see at the museum of revolution which is still under construction arches and he said now it looks back at the tradition of the making late prominent leaders lost in simple. many controversal figures live on after their deaths through legacy but for a handful that's not enough for those they leave behind lines still form on red
square here in moscow at lennon's muslim where the former soviet leader has lived in bomb since the twenty's there are still movements and debates today pushing for the tomb to be dismantled and lenin laid to rest stalin was also involved and actually laid next to london for eight years but the communist party congress decided to remove his body and bury him outside the kremlin walls there's a clear communist trend here china's mounted dong is still on display in tiananmen square though he did sign a proposal that calls for all leaders to be cremated ten years before his own death he was embalmed though in one nine hundred seventy six min is on display in hanoi vietnam despite his wish to be cremated as well but latin america has had only one major figure involved and she is. there is quite a story surrounding her remains the argentinean first lady's body was meant to go on display much like a lenin when her husband was overthrown in a military coup in one nine hundred fifty five and fled the country body
disappeared while in one nine hundred seventy one it was revealed that the remains were in fact in milan in a crypt under a different name if it is a body it was exude and flown to spain where her husband and his third wife kept the remains for a while apparently they kept the corpse in fact in the dining room on a platform and then when one prone came out of exile and returned to argentina he became president for a third time and if it was finally returned and buried after his death in one thousand nine hundred seventy four in buenos aires twenty two years in total from death to her final resting place. venezuela's fallen into political uncertainty after the passing of its leader fourteen years and with many in washington expressing a jubilation overture bess's death many wonder if the u.s. will jump at the chance to gain influence in the region artie's gammage again takes a look. communities of people throughout latin america are mourning the death of.
the venezuelan leader enjoyed tremendous popular support in his country as well as the whole region he won four presidential elections and had ruled venezuela for fourteen years so you see this liberation process not only on the venezuelan people but also of all the latin american peoples must continue. chavis allowed us to restore faith in latin america region so that a profound transformation in the region can be carried out the only guards and the empire will no doubt be happy and celebrating the news empire is the word a host of south american leaders and used to refer to the united states in washington president obama extended his sympathy to the chavez family and heralded quote a new chapter in the history of latin america but the u.s. congress was not as restrained in their reaction to the death of the venezuelan leader the chairman of the house foreign affairs committee had this to say his death then. the us leftist leaders in south america good riddance to this dictator
in the media a slew of pundits embarked on a search for new opportunities that might now be available for the u.s. in venezuela. so what does this mean now for the united states and all that oil in that country venezuela is a place of enormous opportunity it has by surveys perhaps the largest reserves of oil in the world from the u.s. point of view this has enormous potential implications because a venezuela that moves away from chavez is foreign policy means a venezuela that's less welcoming to iran less friendly to russia less friendly to castro's cuba less friendly to leftwing regimes around the hemisphere which is financed in their campaigns and and other aspects but before america jumps at the chance to explore those new opportunities it might be useful to look back at what washington's previous efforts led to what the u.s. now. calls leftist populist governments in latin america came to power partly in
reaction to decades of the us recklessly meddling in the affairs of the region for years washington had seen many of those countries as its outposts after chavez was elected in one thousand nine hundred nine a host of other leaders in latin america followed his example to varying extents including but not limited to ever morales in bolivia rafael correa in ecuador and then you look there in nicaragua chavez may not have been as hardened in his views against washington if not for allegations of the tacit support of the bush administration in the coup against him in two thousand and two he met with bill clinton a couple times and they got along just fine there was really only with george bush then when things really were turned sour and especially after the coup attempt within forty eight hours of the start of the cool with the help of the military and vast popular support travis returned to power. but during that short period when he
was deposed some in the u.s. hurried to celebrate the new york times for example ran this article venezuelan democracy is no longer threatened by would be dictator caracas name provides fifteen percent of american oil imports and with signs of policies could provide more for years after the coup chavez said expressed his anger at the bush administration in a variety of fiery metaphors yet as to who is the other the devil came here yesterday. and it still smells of sulfur here george w. bush has long left office but suspicion and mistrust remain some argue if during these challenging times for latin america washington continues to deal with the region using the same old tactics the hostility could be put in washington i'm going to shut down. still to come here on our t.v. farewell to. piece no three is officially end the non-aggression pact
a way they had solved the in the neighbor ramping up tensions in the region after receiving fresh round of un sanctions. and a new talk about terril life was discovered in antarctica by russian scientists a breakthrough is made even to help find life on other planets we'll report on that in a few minutes. did any of you seen darth vader is stormtroopers trying to make their way into the ukrainian justice ministry as part of a protest well probably a lot of you saw this fun viral video but how many people remember what exactly they wanted and what their protest demands were all about probably not that many trust me i just did that using wacky protest tactics gets media attention and if
you are pushing a cause that media attention is critical but when no one even gets what you want or why you're in that wacky costume it doesn't help there seems to be like almost a protest a culture and language like you see people protesting there so satisfied with themselves in their costumes and silly gimmicks but if your protest is actually aimed at people in power then how is it going to cure cost of goods with the opinion of heartless bureaucrats sitting in some soulless office again media attention is great but if you want to be taken seriously we're a rainbow wig and thawing while fighting for your rights doesn't seem to send the right message but that's just my opinion. welcome back to north korea has officially ended a none the aggression pact with neighboring south korea and an angry response to the latest round of un sanctions can. has shut down its borders and scraped
a hard line to seoul ramping up tensions in the region north korea earlier threatened a preemptive nuclear strike on the us accusing washington of instigating war artie's on mr c. issued reports. the fifteen member united nations security council presided this month why russia has adopted a new sanctions resolution against north korea and response to a third nuclear test conducted by pyongyang on february twelfth in defiance of existing united nations security council resolutions which basically bad any kind of nuclear testing by north korea and this latest resolution was drafted by the united states and china during three weeks of negotiations and adopted this thursday unanimously by the security council to give you a more general idea of what this resolution is all about what it basically does is condemns this latest nuclear test as well as any other nuclear activities conducted by north korea including uranium enrichment it also bans any further nuclear tests
and calls upon north korea to return to the nuclear nonproliferation treaty and most importantly the security council in this text calls for north korea to return to six party negotiations in terms of north korean reactions we have to say of course that this thursday north korean officials have threatened with a preemptive nuclear launch if young yang were to be attacked by another country and this is of course hints at the united states because this week the u.s. has kickstarted joint military drills with south korea on the border between the two koreas something that pyongyang has dubbed an open declaration of war and we have to mention that analysts of course are saying that north korea is actually far from acquire from having the technology to be able to set up and aim a nuclear weapon at a specific target but was of the biggest concern here is of course this provocative language that's dangerous in the united nations security council to hopes to achieve is basically for north korea to return to six party negotiations with this
latest push of this new resolution from the security council and. new york. the u.s. has said it's a sooty capable of defending itself from a potential north korean strike but at that hearing such harsh rhetoric from pyongyang has become commonplace but antiwar activists brian back from the empty will answer coalition believes washington and seoul deliberately provoke in pyongyang. the north koreans realize that the united states strategy with that right wing government in south korea and pressuring china north korea's traditional ally to go along with the program because i think china fears after the asia pivot that there's a growing danger of an actual war in the pacific to to isolate north korea but what has north korea done in north korea has carried out a nuclear test the third but they're doing it in response to major massive u.s.
military exercises that our kids are conducted in a way to stage a mock invasion and bombing of their country a country that was indeed invaded twenty years ago exactly twenty years ago in fact the u.s. strategic command said we're reorienting us hydrogen bombs away from the soviet union this is after the demise of the u.s.s.r. and now targeting north korea and that's when d.p. r. k. withdrew from the nonproliferation treaty and began building with great earnestness its own nuclear capacity. barack obama's home a counterterrorism adviser then architect of the controversial targeted killing program has been confirmed as the new hate of the cia but before the senate could vote in john brennan his nomination was held up by questions over his role in washington the drone program one republican lawmaker spadeful a marathon thirteen hours to get guarantees that the remote controlled bomber planes wouldn't be used on home front as marina reports. so many
u.s. lawmakers have a long objected to john brennan's nomination and there's various reasons before even getting to the drone program he's considered to have played a major role in the cia's enhanced interrogation program under george w. bush and he's also known as the top cheerleader for america's controversial drone program now that program has been criticized as having a huge lack of transparency last year brought in argued for the legality the morality in the effectiveness of america's drone program and publicly had to acknowledge the cia the cia join attacks have been taking place in pakistan yemen somalia libya afghanistan and elsewhere now on wednesday senator rand paul spent nearly thirteen hours on the senate floor filibustering brennan's nomination in pursuit of more information about the obama administration's domestic drone policy now confirmation of brennan as cia director that vote came after the obama
administration specified limits on the presidential authority to order drone strikes against american citizens in the u.s. senator paul said he was satisfied with the statement that the administration released saying it about the president does not have the authority to use a drone to kill an american not in combat on american soil not washington however did not specify what you do in combat and means i know some may say well you might be playing semantics but this combat mean carrying a concealed weapon does it mean carrying a knife does it mean that it has to be a soldier so clearly there are still questions about the wording that the a bottom of a bomb and ministration used but clearly those that were opposed to brought in were satisfied enough with that explanation to the point where he was confirmed as the head of the cia. israeli forces appear to have found a way to gag with the press. we reported on our group of international reporters including our cameramen with his best to while covering the peaceful protests in
the west bank. also online for you this is what happened to a fifty nine year old cancer stricken man who's been two years and solitary confinement in the american prison even without a trial at r.t. dot com to learn how he managed to become a millionaire. international officials are still negotiating the release of twenty one un peacekeepers abducted by syrian rebels in the golan heights several of the services said in videos posted online that they were safe even as activists reported clashes and shelling near the israeli border where un troops are being held the rebel group has backtracked on earlier claims it took the peacekeepers hostage as human shields but its says it contravenes the captives until syrian government forces stop bombarding the area and pull back the rebel group involved is suspected of committing war crimes by human rights groups.
the russian foreign minister says all the leaders of the syrian opposition are finally showing signs of moving towards a dialogue with damascus without preconditions speaking to the b.b.c. gay lover all of reiterated that moscow is committed to a diplomatic solution to the two year conflict. it is not for us to decide who should lead syria it is for the syrians to decide and i'm glad that the latest discussions the latest gestures from the opposition. statements from some of those who support that position. that they will be prepared to start negotiations with some negotiating team without asking for president assad to step down and they believe unless they sit down and they could and would discuss i'm sure the future of syria including who is going to lead syria. and unless they sit down and start talking we would not know whether this chance could be materialized and.
russian scientists may be on their way to discovering a new form of life because as predictions come off they found i'm identified bacteria in the waters off on talk to cause us up glacial lake vostok our desires and also that has all of the intriguing study. more than three and a half billion years after life first appeared on earth nature is still springing surprises on those who have spent their lives studying it on thursday russian researchers say they've discovered d.n.a. traces of previously unknown bacteria in the waters of the subglacial lake vostok the bacteria they think they found does not belong to any existent class it's one of the only living things on earth that's managed to survive in such harsh conditions law temperatures no light enormous pressure and a high concentration of oxygen with little nutrients talk is a unique and isolated body of water which sits beneath almost four kilometers of
ice and is the largest of on top because nearly four hundred known subglacial lakes it's named after russia's only station on the frozen continent in february two thousand and twelve russian researchers became the first in the world to reach the lake after more than two decades of drilling through ice they finally managed to read up forty liters of water that had remained untouched for more than twenty million years to avoid contaminating the lake special technology was developed in st petersburg which meant the people of drill automatically we drew as soon as it struck water the discovery of russian scientists could provide an incredible insight into our planet's past. right there is exploring antarctica have to brave some of the most severe and inhospitable conditions on earth it actually is thomas that knows what it's like having reported on research in the icy continent now spend some quite some time in the russian station in antarctica i just want to know first of all what's life like involves stop well actually in
antarctica the can itself it's some of the most extreme weather conditions on earth in fact back in one nine hundred eighty three the coldest temperature ever recorded on earth reliably was minus eighty nine degrees centigrade that was at the vostok station i was back in one nine hundred eighty three just to give you an idea of what these people go through. working in these conditions now let's talk about this a scientific breakthrough in your opinion what actually drove russian research as to this particular place certainly tapi actually if you go back to the original research they were working on climate change in fact they were going back through layers of the glacier and trying to get core samples to find out what was happening in the earth way back millions of years ago and kind of isolate different temperature changes in the earth for global warming and what have you but then they discover that the ice itself changed in it was not a glacier ice anymore that they were coming in front of but actually smooth lake ice which means hey there's water there's a lake down there and then they said wait if there's water then possibly there's
a chance for life that has not seen the light of day in millions and millions of years which is what drove them to go forward with this i mean it when you think about scientists say you always think like a man you know why it's internet led military or something like that but i mean you know in the harsh conditions it must have taken a lot of time not only for you being there but also for the scientists to get used to these house because this is how do they how do you deal with will certainly it takes two weeks to a climatized actually to lagos of itself now i did not go to the actual station so like i didn't go through that process but it's severe stream but the work that you do is very important and let me give you an example. finding this new bacteria even though we are still trying to find out exactly what it is it can give us a look into where we came from how we've evolved it can take us into the future in fact it can give scientists an idea of how bacteria might survive on other planets like mars for example in extreme conditions it's these extreme conditions and life thriving and living and surviving in these conditions which can help us in the
future and understand better where we came from and again where we could be going i think people are fascinated by both what the scientists are going to find but also in light how do you into taking yourself i mean you know so away from everything that is so used to what do you do certainly well concentration it's. in a very unique location it's kind of the doorway to the rest of the continent so there's a chinese base a chilean base the russian base the americans the brits everybody and they're all there and everybody works with each other to make sure that they all survive because you don't have the formalities of international treaties you're all working there under cooperation so it's. there was one time where we actually had to go and we had to get food so that our base could survive but they needed russian oil so that they could survive so working together to make it all happen fantastic i'm fascinated and i'm sure a lot of people at home to you son thomas yeah giving us an inside of life in one tactic. right i'll bring you more news in less than thirty five minutes from now
the spanish find out more visit. oh and welcome to crossfire for all things are considered i'm peter lavelle. maniacal dictator cordially popular and democratic leader of the people what is his legacy did he leave venezuela and his people better off why did washington demonize him so and will the chavez resolute.
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